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N. Keith and Dorothy Crabtree

Keith drove semi for his father. In 1954 they moved to Cedar Rapids where they lived 7 years. Next they moved to California. After several years they returned to Iowa where Keith drove semi for his dad and also worked at Calmar. In 1967 they returned to Cedar Rapids where he worked for Nash Finch Co, in the warehouse until he retired in 1987. He enjoys doing woodworking.

Dorothy worked as a nurses aid and in the laundry room at the Aase Haugen Home when it first opened. In Cedar Rapids she worked 10 years in the sewing room at Nissen Corp. making gymnastic floor mats.

Keith and Dorothy had 3 children: Kenneth, Alan and Roxann. Kenneth was born 14 Sep 1948. He died 1 Apr 1995. Kenneth had one daughter and a grandson. Alan. He works at Options of Linn Co. and lives in a group home in Cedar Rapids. Roxann, born 30 Nov 1953, has 2 daughters and lives in Frederick, MD.

In 1993 Keith and Dorothy retired to Ridgeway, IA. They enjoy buying and selling at flea markets.

Crawford, Darrel and Mary (Schlee)

(Iona Crawford)

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Darrel, Mary, Stacy and Chris Crawford

Darrel Elliot Crawford was born in Decorah, I A, the son of Leonard and Iona (Rocksvold)

Crawford. Leonard was born 11 Feb 1920 in Frankville, IA at the Crawford farm and Iona was born on the Rocksvold farm in Glenwood Twp. Leonard and Iona were married 15 Sep 1946.

Darrel graduated from Frankville Elementary and Postville High School. He attended Upper Iowa University and Iowa State University. He farmed with his father on the Crawford Century Farm until 1985. He is employed with Szabo Construction of Postville, IA as a heavy construction machine operator and mechanic. Darrel is very active with the Frankville Volunteer Fire Department and helped develop the dry fire hydrants in many areas for the Rural Fire Department.

Darrel married Mary Schlee 24 Jun 1972. Darrel and Mary have 2 children: Stacy Ann and Christopher Kyle. Stacy is a sophomore student at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA and Christopher is a senior at Postville High School.

Mary has been an elementary teacher in Monona, IA for several years and is active in the community activities in the Frankville area, in addition to being a homemaker for her family.

Crawford, Leonard and Iona (Rocksvold)

(Iona Crawford)

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Leonard and Iona Crawford December 1985

Leonard Cleone Crawford was born 11 Feb 1920 in Frankville, IA, the son of Irving and Alma (Leer) Crawford. Irving was born on the same farm in Frankville Twp. and Alma was born in Glenwood Twp. Irving and Alma were married 9 May 1917.

Leonard attended the Frankville Village School and graduated from Postville High School. He farmed with his father. From 1941-1945 he served in the army as a military policeman, reaching the rank of sergeant.

Partial OCR transcription, some sensitive personal information such as birth dates of people that maybe living was not transcribed. See the associated scan to compare with the published information.

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